In the Elgon region in Busiu sub-county voters have turned their wrath on the presiding officer after discovering that the Electoral Commission only delivered ballot papers for parliamentary candidates leaving out presidential ballots.
Bullets were fired at St Peter's Nsumbi-Nansana as voters tried to strike against delay of delivery. Voting hasn't kicked off #UgandaDecides
— Daily Monitor (@DailyMonitor) February 18, 2016
The over 500 registered voters at Busiu town ship A to M polling station then put the Presiding officer Ronald Wabomba to task to explain.
A row erupted that saw police and the presiding officers flee for safety.
— Samwise Gamgee (@Sambannz) February 18, 2016
Meanwhile, Reports from Sironko where theBudadiri West Member of Parliament Nandala Mafabi comes from suggest that most of the polling stations had pre-ticked ballot papers for some presidential candidates.
Voters at a polling station in Napak district have been left helpless after strong winds carried away one of the ballot boxes.
— #Topowa (@cceduganda) February 18, 2016
The incident occurred atLorupayo polling station in Lokali village in Lokali parish in MatanySub County in Napak district.
The voters had cast ballots for parliamentary candidates and the ballot box was almost halfway full.
According to the poling official many papers have not been recovered since they disappeared.
The regional police commander Mt. Moroto region Mr. Richard ArukMaruk has described this as a natural disaster.
Meanwhile the whole exercise in the region has been slowed by the biometric machines especially in the areas of Amudat, Nakapiripirit,Moroto and Kaabong.